Ferst Readers of Pickens County
PO Box 2062 ~ Jasper, GA 30142


Ferst Readers of Pickens County

Sue Appleton
Chair/Community Action Team


PHONE 706-692-9755

Ferst Readers of Pickens County
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Donations can be mailed to:
Ferst Readers of Pickens County
PO Box 2062
Jasper, GA 30143

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Provides free books monthly to Pickens County children from ages 0-5.



MORE INFORMATION


The Ferst Readers of Pickens County is a 501(c)3 non-profit public foundation which "Provides books to Pickens County pre-school children to prepare them for reading and learning success".

Pickens County is one of 80 Georgia communities that participates in this program.

The books are mailed on a monthly basis free of charge to each registered children from birth until five years of age. Each child receives an age-appropriate book with literacy support materials which includes a parent newsletter with tailored reading guides and child activity pages, all specially designed to make reading fun for the whole family.

The Ferst Foundation program eliminates the key reason why parents do not read to their child - the availability of quality books in the home.

The Program goals include encouraging children to learn through reading and promoting parent/family involvement in achieving early school success for their children.

Ferst Readers of Pickens County has mailed out over 100,000 books since they started in May of 2009. Over 70% of ALL Pickens County children under the age of five are on this program. They are always looking for more.

Although the program is FREE to the parents, there is a cost of $3.00 per child per month which covers the cost of the book, mailing and literacy support materials. Pickens FERST is an all-volunteer organization. All money raised here; stays here.

Remember...SCHOOL SUCCESS BEGINS WITH FERST!

Won't you considering supporting one child for one year for only $36.00? Or sponsor a child for all five years for only $180.00!

Donations can be mailed to:
Ferst Readers of Pickens County
PO Box 2062
Jasper, GA 30143

or can be made on-line at www.ferstfoundation.org

Registrations can be made on-line at www.ferstfoundation.org






NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • WANTED: THE 2013 PICKENS FERST JAIL AND BAIL DETAINEES (4/9/2013)

    Twelve good citizens of Pickens County have been identified as this year’s Jail and Bail detainees for Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy...


  • Pickens FERST Week Proclamation (3/13/2013)

    Whereas The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy was chartered by the State of Georgia in 1999 as the result of Georgia Citizen, Robin Ferst, and ...


  • PCREA TO Co-host Robin Ferst (11/11/2012)

    On November 14, 2012 the Pickens County Retired Educators Association will join with Jasper Rotary Club and the Pickens County Ferst Foundation in wel...


  • PICKENS FERST RECEIVES TARGET GRANT (8/26/2012)

    Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy announced that its program to provide free books along with literacy materials to Pickens County child...


  • Pickens Ferst Jail and Bail (4/24/2012)

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  • WANTED: These 10 FERST Suspects May Be In Your Neighborhood (4/2/2012)
    Jail & Bail Fundraiser Set for April 24 at the Old Jail
    These FERST suspects should be expected to be armed with words about the important work of Pickens Ferst Foundation For Childhood Literacy. Allison...


  • Pickens FERST Week Proclamation (3/12/2012)
    March 20 through 27, 2012 is proclaimed as PICKENS FERST WEEK
    Whereas The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy was chartered by the State of Georgia in 1999 as the result of Georgia Citizen, Robin Ferst, learn...


  • READ FOR THE RECORD - OCTOBER 6 AT LIBRARY (9/23/2011)

    The Pickens County Library in partnership with Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy will be holding a special event on Thursday, October 6 ...


  • Pickens County Commissioner proclaims Ferst Week March 20-27 (3/14/2011)

    On March 7, 2011, Robert Jones, Commissioner of Pickens County signed a Proclamation as shown below, designating the week of March 20-27 Ferst week in...


  • Commissioner Rob Jones signs the Proclamation for FERST Week/March 20-27, 2010 (3/12/2010)

    Pickens Ferst Week Proclamation Whereas The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy was chartered by the State of Georgia in 1999 as the result o...


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